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>> al: volkswagen postgame report following the game, with the stars of the game. quite a few to choose from. amigos no se pierdan el analisi s bob, tony and mike breaking it down and we'll take a preview look at next sunday night's game between the patriots and the texans. colts love playing in their division, the afc south. you go back to week 17 of 2012, 16-0. you get them out of the division and they're 13-15. going on 13-16 after tonight's game. huge difference. the good news for the colts is that three of their remaining four games will be in the division.
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tennessee at home. one road game at miami in week 16. >> cris: it's hard to envision a scenario where that game against houston doesn't basically decide it, right? >> al: the way it looks right now, because at the moment -- >> cris: hat trick. >> al: harrison, wow. 13th year in the league. the two sacks coming into the game. trio tonight. >> cris: joe reitz flipping over from the right tackle to left tackle and really no match. to be expected really. if you've got to drop back and throw it every down against the pittsburgh steelers, they are going to get you, and that guy in particular. >> al: second and goal. whitehurst taken to the ground by shazier. third and goal.
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what they have and then the steelers at cincinnati next week. denver comes here. and then the two road games to end it to go to baltimore and to go to cleveland. >> cris: boy, that first cincinnati game was just a slugfest. it was really a classic. and now pittsburgh who's had so much success over the years in cincinnati, including in the playoffs, comes back for the rematch. >> al: and one more sack. this time it's arthur moats. so harrison has three sacks tonight. that's five sacks for the pittsburgh steelers. >> cris: well, let's take a look at the coverage. antwon blake under a little heat last week, has been -- a lot of passes thrown at him this year. shazier on coverage with fleener on the outside.
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done a good job coming in and taking some snaps off these guys. >> al: and our fourth and goal. that will all but wrap it up as they turn it over on downs and pittsburgh can run the clock out. >> cris: exactly what the steelers needed, a big-time performance in a game they had to have and they got it done. >> al: big nights for a lot of guys. ben for 364 and four touchdowns. deangelo williams, a 5.2 average. came in averaging 4.9. great game and a great year for him. and antonio brown, just another one of those nights and days he does it so often. >> cris: pick out a few guys on the defense too. james harrison, of course, with a big night tonight as well. jarvis jones, that early interception will set the tone. brandon boykin was one.
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it out with a kneeldown, and that will take us all the way to the end. >> thank you, man. all the best to you, you know it. >> al: so 7-5 are the pittsburgh steelers and the indianapolis colts are at .500 now. their three-game streak is over. and i'm just waiting for the clock to go to zero and it's all official. the final score will be 45-10. steelers win it. coming up next, the volkswagen postgame report after these
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times for 134 yards. and what an epic night for antonio brown, one of the most exciting players in the league. he caught eight passes, two of them for touchdowns, then tacked on a 71-yard punt return for a score late in the game and attempted a nearly impossible and inadvisable celebration move, but somehow survived it and all three of them, roethlisberger, williams and brown are with michele. >> michele: well, ben, it seems the theme all week has been everything you guys want is right there in front of you for the taking. what was the mindset tonight? >> have fun. that's what we said in the locker room. we wanted to get done with this game and we wanted the world to see that the pittsburgh steelers have fun when they play ball. >> michele: you had fun obviously because you have a number of targets, a number of weapons. how has that developed when you've been in and out all season? >> credit to them. they put a lot of hard work in. we work harding to. you know, whether we're in on offense when the defense is in, we're talking on the sideline. i give them a lot of credit because they work their butts off.
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three touchdowns tonight but everyone will be talking about the punt return for the touchdown and the goal post afterwards. we saw you react. what were you thinking when he did that? >> a.b. is silly. i didn't want him to get hurt. he said he was trying to stick it and he didn't do a very good job. i just didn't want him to get hurt. >> michele: we've got to ask you about that. the punt return for the touchdown and you ran straight into the goal post. what were you doing? >> i was full of excitement, trying to stick it at the goal post but it didn't work out. >> michele: what do you mean, you wanted to stick right to it? >> stick right to it. >> michele: did it bother you that you got the penalty? >> no, i've got to be smarter. it's a part of the game, you've got to have fun with it and be in the moment. >> michele: you've had a lot of help with guys like markus wheaton and martavis bryant. how much did that free them up? >> that frees me up all the time. i tell them all the time we're all the best as a unit.
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games. >> michele: congratulations on the win. >> thank you. >> michele: let's go to deangelo williams. people keep talking about your age. they say you're 32. are you really 32? because you look like you're 22 out there. >> well, i've got to give credit to the team that i played with before because we had a dual backfield set and i don't have many carries on me. i think it preserved me and allowed me to do the things that i'm doing right now. >> michele: you told me earlier in the week all you guys need to do is get hot at the right time. you came here because you wanted to go to the super bowl with this team. how do you build on this one? >> it's a great win. we started out a little slow at the beginning with the turnovers and things but then we got it going with ben in the passing game and the running game started going along and everything started clicking. this is a great film to build from and we've got to get ready for cincinnati next week. >> michele: congratulations. >> i got a game ball! >> yes, you did.
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for the happy trio of steelers. here's a look now at the afc playoff picture. the colts remain the number four seed despite tonight's defeat, since houston also lost today. the steelers are tied with the chiefs and jets at 7-5 but currently they would be on the outside looking in ahead of their trip to cincinnati next week. most notably, the patriots have dropped from the top spot to third after their loss to the eagles, but it should be noted that denver hosts cincinnati in week 16. so if the patriots can win out from here, they would still be assured of a bye, since the bengals and the broncos have to lose at least once more. let's bring in tony dungy. tony, what do you make of new england's situation right now? >> well, new england is not the same team they were week one when we saw them up in foxborough opening night, bob. and it's simply because of injuries. and the most notable is rob gronkowski. they need him back to get back
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we had kind of conceded maybe two weeks ago that they would be the number one seed, but that's not the case anymore. now, this pittsburgh team that we saw tonight, they're going to have a lot to say about that number one seed too, because they play cincinnati next week and denver the following week. pittsburgh is as hot as anyone. so new england needs to get healthy, but it's going to be a great race down to the wire for that seeding in the afc. >> okay, tony, don't go anywhere because over in the nfc, the unbeaten panthers can clinch a bye with a win next week. green bay has the edge over minnesota in the north and, yes, washington at 5-6 sits a top the east heading into their game against dallas tomorrow night. tony, it's the seahawks in that number six spot that we're really keeping our eyes on, right? >> you absolutely have to. they have been to the last two super bowls in the nfc and they're playing good football this last couple of weeks. i was a little critical of their defense last week but they came through this week and shut down
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if some way, bob, they could now with the tie-breaker against minnesota, if they could get into that five spot, they would play the winner of the nfc east and you'd have to think the seahawks would be favored in that first round game and might be ready to get on a roll in the playoffs. >> yeah, they could be positioning themselves for another late run, which has kind of been one of the hall marks of the seahawks in recent years. we'll turn now to mike florio of pro football talk. mike, already two head coaching spots to be filled this off-season in miami and tennessee. how many more guys are coaching for their jobs over the final portion of this season? >> well, bob, i see up to eight different teams where there could be a coaching change after the season. let's focus on two in particular. in new york with the giants, the fourth time this year a fourth quarter lead blown by coach tom coughlin with some questionable decisions by coughlin down the stretch. and this one came against the team that they share a stadium with, a jets team that had not beaten the giants in the regular
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earlier this week co-owner steve tisch put coughlin on notice if this team doesn't make it to the playoffs, there could be a change in new york. in cleveland, the browns are 2-10. coach mike pettine was asked if he's received an assurance he'll even finish the season. he said that he hasn't had that conversation with owner jimmy haslam and that could mean that a very different kind of conversation is coming soon for mike pettine in cleveland. >> all right, mike, thanks. yeah, speaking of the giants, they're 5-7. they could with a little luck and change a thing here or two benign-3. meanwhile, steelers 45, colts 10. meanwhile al and cris will wrap things up after this. ok, we're here. here's dad. mom. the twins. aunt alice... you didn't tell me aunt alice was coming. of course. don't forget grandpa. can the test drive be over now? maybe just head back to don't you want to meet my family? yep, totally.
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in the fourth quarter. >> brady fires and it is intercepted! intercepted and up the near sideline. malcolm jenkins is going 99 yards for a touchdown! >> al: stunner in foxborough. last week we're doing the game in denver, it's a 14-point new england lead, they're 10-0, clearly the road to the super bowl is going to go through foxborough. here we are eight days later and the road to the super bowl in the afc is going through anywhere, we don't know. we have houston against new england next week. big game for both teams. >> cris: and we know what's happened to new england's offensive line, a lot of injuries up there. and probably the most watchable player that plays on the defensive side in this league, j.j. watt, is going to be coming hard after tom brady. he is literally tried to carry that football team on the defensive side. great matchup. can't wait to be there. >> al: december, always fun. >> cris: absolutely. >> al: on to texas, partner.
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it's new england against houston on sunday night football. tonight 39 unanswered points for the pittsburgh steelers who win the game by a score of 45-10 over the indianapolis colts. until next week, al michaels, cris collinsworth, michele tafoya tafoya, saying good night from pittsburgh. nbc sports thanks you for watching this special
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now breaking news. president obama unveiling his plan to spite isis in the wake of the terror attack in california. the action he is willing to do and the surprising things that are not on the table. new details in the dark past of the san bernardino killers. what family members say the couple wanted to kill. breaking news out of the south coast. chaos in swansea. an armed man barricaded inside a home forces an entire neighborhood into lock down. a boost in temperatures today. more of this in store for tomorrow before a mid-week cool down. plus coming up short. the patriots outdone by the eagles. tom brady hit with tough questions after the stunning upset. and the road to recovery. jimmy carter sharing good news in his fight against cancer. first breaking news. president obama talking about terrorism in america.
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oval office. >> as we see growing efforts by terrorists to poison the minds of people like the boston marathon bombers and the san bernardino killers. >> reporter: president obama using the boston marathon bombing as an example while laying out his strategy for taking on terror around the world and here at home. people around the country have been on high alert after the terror attack in san bernardino, california. >> the president addressing those and announcing a new plan to keep americans safe. the president called the shootings in california an act of terrorism demanding entire background checks for visas as well as the sale of weapons. >> president obama also revealing a plan to takedown isis saying american allies are in the fight. with more on the president's address we go to brandon live in the newsroom. >> reporter: the president said he understands that americans fear isis as a cancer that has
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is a cure and tonight he laid it out. >> good evening. >> reporter: president obama for only the third time in his presidency spoke to the american people from the oval office and brought up the terrorist attack from last week in california, the deadliest in the u.s. since 9-11. >> this was an act of terrorism designed to kill innocent people. >> reporter: referring to isis, the president said terrorists have evolved and understands that americans and families are anxious after seeing people gunned down. >> here's what i want you to know. the threat from terrorism is real. we will overcome it. we will destroy isil and any other organization that tries to harm us. >> reporter: obama laid out his administration's strategy to defeat isis. it has four main parts: the u.s. military will hunt down terrorist plotters in any country where it is necessary. through air strikes and other means. second, provide training and equipment to iraqi and syrian forces on
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